Manganese can be an optimal alloying addition in lead-free SAC (SnAgCu) solder alloys because of its low price and harmless nature. In this research, the mechanical properties of the novel SAC0307 (Sn/Ag0.3/Cu0.7) alloyed with 0.7 wt.% Mn (designated as SAC0307-Mn07) and those of the traditionally used SAC305 ...
There is need in the industry to understand the effects of silver presence in solders from various applications perspective. This article will attempt to present a review of the key published results on the silver containing alloys along with results of our internal studies on wave soldering, surface mount and BGA/CSP applications. Advantages and disadvantages of silver at different levels will ...
... However, there are lingering questions about whether the reliability of SAC305 is comparable to that of SAC405. Recent studies have concluded that no significant difference exists, but many potential applications were not studied. This paper compares the results of reliability testing of SAC305 and SAC405 in three different cases on a test vehicle ...
International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is conducting an extensive investigation using accelerated temperature cycling (ATC) to evaluate ball grid array (BGA) thermal fatigue performance of 12 commercial or developmental Sn based Pb-free solder alloys. This paper presents the initial findings from a specific subset of the temperature cycling test matrix. The focus is on comparing alloy performance for two of the most commonly specified temperature cycles, 0 to 100°C and -40 to 125°C.
Pogo Pins -- Has anyone had much experience of using the "POGO" (Spring Loaded pins during SMT? If so what issues did they encounter initally?
Stencil Maintenance Approaches -- Do you perform any stencil maintenance? What type of controls do you use? Also interested if you have a way to measure nano coating thickness? Any ideas will be appreciated.
WPI Vision announces the immediate availability of ERMA, the Enhanced Reality Microscope which offers a 3D experience. This is perfect for Electronic Assembly and Inspections, Printed Circuit Board Assembly, and many other applications. With over 35 claims on the patent, ERMA is setting new expectations for workstation throughput.... | WPI Vision
Count On Tools, Inc. (COT) announces the PB Swiss Tools Labor Day Sale starting Friday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. Enter promo code LABORDAY to receive 15% off. This discount can even be applied to already discounted clearance and overstock items.... | Count On Tools, Inc.
MIRTEC announces the release of their comprehensive AI based Smart Factory Automation solution 'INTELLI-PRO'. This Technologically Advanced Software and Algorithm Package is specifically designed for the purpose of improving the performance and convenience of MIRTEC's complete line of AOI machines. INTELLI-PRO consists of .... | MIRTEC Corporation
SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.